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It's Your Business: Firehouse Pizza plans May debut at Zelma's site

A pizza chain that got its start in the Peoria area is coming to the former Zelma's site on Windsor Road in Champaign.

Firehouse Pizza plans to open at 1103 W. Windsor Road, C, in mid-May, said Erik Perkins, who with his partners Marcus Hazel and Edward Flores operates three other Firehouse Pizzas in Illinois — at Washington, Morton and Normal.

Customer 'delight' top priority, consultant says

CHAMPAIGN — Advertising won't do a business much good — and could even hurt it — if the business isn't providing good service in the first place, business consultant Tim Miles said.

Allied Waste strike in Ohio affects C-U

A strike by Allied Waste employees in Ohio has had an impact in Champaign-Urbana.

Supervalu shake-up continues; wholesale chief stays

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu's new CEO continues to shake up the management ranks, but he's keeping the head of the company's wholesale and distribution business.

Sam Duncan said Friday that Janel Haugarth will continue to oversee that business, which is expected to account for nearly 50 percent of the company's annual revenues.

Business calendar March 24, 2013

Monday, March 25

'Keeping Your Home' class. 6 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 119 E. University Ave., C. Topics in this homeownership community education class include: home maintenance; saving energy; record-keeping; and dealing with unexpected hardships. Free. Call Michelle Stallmeyer at Habitat for Humanity, 819-5113, to register.

Business and professional briefs March 24, 2013

New jobs

Atwood named bank president. Michael W. Atwood has been named president of First State Bank, succeeding John W. Corley, who held the position for 31 years.

Corley remains chairman of the board at the Monticello-based bank.

It's Your Business: Stores coming to Tuscola mall

Chico's and American Eagle Outfitters plan to open stores at Tanger Outlets in Tuscola this spring.

Chico's, a women's clothing chain that has a store at Champaign's Old Farm Shops, plans to open the Tuscola outlet on April 24, said Morrie Mendenhall, Tanger's general manager.

Building permits, March 24, 2013

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, location, description of the work and estimated cost.


KAP Architecture, new multifamily residential and commercial building at 112 E. Green St., $6 million.

Corporate changes won't affect new Easton-Bell facility in Rantoul

RANTOUL — The recent departure of two top officials with Easton-Bell Sports will not affect the construction of the facility's new shared services center going up west of Rantoul.

Diana Swartz, human resources manager, said the changes won't affect the building in any way.

"Everybody was concerned, 'What does this mean?'" Swartz said.

Grays, quartz gaining popularity in kitchens

URBANA — The immediate past president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association told members of Champaign County Association of Realtors that they should look for more gray tones, quartz counter tops and white-painted cabinets in kitchens.

Speaking Thursday in Urbana, Alan Zielinski reported results of the association's 2013 Design Trends Survey.